Tag Archives: Writing

Interrogating Language and Power with Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue”

Teachers can use the following cooperative learning activity to ask students to think critically about language and power, and to reflect on their own beliefs about language. ________________________________________________________________________ Materials needed: Chart paper, large classroom space, multi-colored markers that are dark … Continue reading

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Checklists to Promote Learning (and Independence):

Here are a few checklists that I use to help students self-edit writing and engage in peer review activities. I like that these tools make expectations for writing and peer review clearer; checklists are also a great way put responsibility … Continue reading

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Teachers as Writers: Opportunities

If you’re a teacher who is interested in sharing your ideas with a wider audience, here are a few publications that accept submissions for lesson plans and short articles: Teaching Tolerance: Accepts pitches for articles, blog posts and individual lessons … Continue reading

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Teaching Students to Revise

Experienced writers know that revision is an essential component of the writing process: It provides us with a way to tinker with ideas, to smooth out sentences, and to hone our voices. I’m never satisfied with my first draft because … Continue reading

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